Dr Susan Bull PhD

Senior Lecturer

School of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr Susan Bull

Contact details

School of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

Susan Bull leads the School’s research in artificial intelligence in education, which encompasses open Learner models, visual and learning analytics, and a range of approaches to the engineering of systems to support learning.

See her EECE web page for more detailed information:

Qualifications

  • PhD in Artificial Intelligence in Education 1997
  • Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy

Biography

Susan Bull gained a first degree and Masters in Linguistics, before completing a Masters degree in Communication in Computing. This led to research for a PhD in Artificial Intelligence in Education from the University of Edinburgh in 1997, focussing on open learner models.

Susan has also had research roles at the University of Brighton and the University of Saskatchewan, and has been on the academic staff at the University of Birmingham since 2001.

Susan’s research interests include:

  • Open learner models
  • Learning and teaching analytics
  • Data visualisation
  • Personalisation / user modelling / adaptive systems
  • Technology enhanced learning
  • Mobile and contextual learning

See her EECE web page for more detailed information.

Teaching

Teaching Programmes

  • Personalisation and Adaptive Systems
  • Adaptive Learning Environments
  • Real World Entrepreneurship

Postgraduate supervision

  • Open learner models
  • Adaptive learning environments
  • Visual and learning analytics
  • User modelling
  • User-system and user-user collaboration techniques
  • User trust

See her EECE web page for more detailed information.

Research

RESEARCH THEMES

Much of Susan Bull’s research activity focuses around various aspects of open learner modelling and visualisation of model data (e.g. three current European projects: Next-TELL which visualises a competency model; LEA’s Box which focuses on smart learning analytics; and EMOTE which externalises the learner model with the help of an empathic robot).

Other activities

  • Executive Committee of International Artificial Intelligence in Education Society
  • Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies
  • Associate of Computer Human Adapted Interaction, School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney
  • Program Chair of a variety of international workshops and conferences

Publications

See her EECE web page for a list of publications.

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